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Digital Camera Repair

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Finding a digital camera repair specialist you can trust is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your camera remains in good condition over the long term.

1st Aid Repairs is a professional camera repair shop with more than 30 years’ expertise in digital camera repairs. Our workshop is equipped with all the latest technology necessary to mend a range of broken digital cameras and other devices.

We fix all digital camera models of every major brand and are trusted camera repair specialists. Our service is fast, professional and dedicated.

We offer:

Camera brands we repair

Our workshop has all the necessary hi-tech equipment to ensure we can repair DSLRs and modern compact digital cameras. We can also clean and service your camera, as well as repair damaged casings, motors, CCDs and CMOS sensors.

Plus, we’re not just a specialist digital camera repair service. We also provide CCD cleaning, camera sensor cleaning and camera mirrorbox cleaning.

Our technicians are dedicated to providing the highest quality camera repair service and consistently achieve 5-star Google ratings.


Common Digital Camera Faults

Before we repair your digital camera, we first need to establish the exact fault.

Common problems include issues with the camera lens, LCD display, shutter, battery door error, sensor issue, software issues, water damage, SD card error or data recovery from camera may be required.

Digital Camera Repair Shop

As digital camera experts, we can mend all the following problems with your broken digital camera:

Camera Lens Error: Lens errors are very common and mostly they’re found in cameras that have barrel style lenses. We can repair lenses or carry out lens replacement.

Camera Software Issues: Sometimes with digital cameras you might find the hardware working well but there’s a problem in the software.

Camera Battery Error: Battery problems are another common occurrence.

Fixing a Wet Camera: If you’ve dropped your digital camera in water by accident, it will be damaged. We can remove any corrosion.

SD Card Error: Sometimes the problem can be in your SD card and not in the camera itself. If you see ‘write error’ then your photos will not get written to the card. First check your card is not locked and then try to take photos.

Cracked LCD: We can replace the LCD at a minimum repair cost on most digital cameras


Digital Camera Repair Fault Types


DSLR Camera CCD, Sensor and Mirrorbox Cleaning

Keeping your camera working at its best means keeping it clean and calibrated. Over time, dirt and metal shavings from lens changes get into the camera body and start to affect performance. Static electricity can also build up within the shutter mechanism which attracts more dust onto the CCD.

Using our modern cleanroom facility and ionising, anti-static air guns, we can ensure that the camera CCD and Mirrorbox are completely cleaned and static-free. Helping to keep your camera cleaner for longer.

Our quotes for cleaning and servicing your camera will include any minor parts required and include VAT.


Digital Camera Body Repairs

If your digital camera is broken because of a fault or accident, we can help. Our modern cleanroom facility, air-flowing solder systems and experienced technicians allow us to identify faults at a component level.

It is often possible for us to repair digital camera sockets and individual components, rather than having to go to the cost of replacing a whole circuit board.

We can offer repairs for many aspects of digital cameras, including:

  • Circuit repairs
  • Memory card socket repairs
  • Shutter assembly replacements
  • Flash circuit repairs
  • Focus mechanism repairs
  • Zoom issues fixed
  • LCD Replacement
  • Lens Repairs
  • CCD cleaning
  • Cosmetic damage repairs

Our quotes for repairing your digital camera will include any parts required and include VAT.

As well as repairs for digital cameras, 1st Aid Repairs offers the following services:


Professional digital camera repair service UK


How our Digital Camera Repairs Service Works  

  1. You contact one of our digital camera specialists and describe the fault.
  2. We diagnose the problem over the phone and provide a quote based on the information provided (parts and labour breakdown).
  3. If you’re happy with the quote, we will send you an address label.
  4. You send your digital camera in protective packaging by post to 1st Aid Repairs.
  5. On arrival, your camera gets booked onto our repair management system and you get sent a job reference number and approximate timescale for repair. Whilst we aim to return most cameras within 14 days, there are times where high demand may delay this to 28 days or more, especially if we need to order in parts. Rest assured, we always try to return your pride and joy back to you as quickly as possible, without compromising our high servicing and repair standards.
  6. If your camera needs extra work, parts or we are unable to mend it, we will contact you by phone and discuss the best way to proceed.
  7. We return back to you in air-protected packaging to keep your camera safe and sound.


Insurance Quotes and Repairs

We offer estimates suitable for insurance purposes. We would require the digital camera for inspection and confirmation of the damage.

Inspection reports are chargeable, which would be deducted from the final repair cost should the repair be completed. The inspection fee must be paid before the inspection and covers the return carriage to you if the estimate is declined.

During the inspection, the technician will inspect the camera and report his findings. We will then email a PDF copy of the inspection report to you, which is suitable for insurance purposes.

For further details, please review our insurance quotes information here.


Digital Camera Repair FAQs

1. Can digital cameras be repaired?

Yes, most digital cameras can be repaired provided they do not have excessive water damage. Once we have received your camera and diagnosed the problem, we will provide a full breakdown of the repairs required. 

We are one of the very few repair shops that can repair digital cameras down to a component level which means we don’t need to repair complete modules that are expensive. This keeps the cost down for our customers.


2. How much does it cost to fix a digital camera?

The cost of repair is dependent on the replacement parts and the time required to administer the repair. However, once we know what the damage is, we will provide a fully-itemised breakdown of the work required. You will always know the cost beforehand and we only start the repair if you are happy to proceed.


3. How long does it take to repair my digital camera?

Provided we have the parts in stock, most digital camera repairs take between 14-28 days. We will obviously try to speed up the process where possible.